10/16/2012 08:14 am ET Updated Dec 16, 2012

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

One of the most comprehensive studies into media sharing and consumption habits in the United States and Germany reveals that file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts. The result confirms that file-sharers are actually the music industry's best customers. In addition, the research reveals that contrary to popular belief, offline "copying" is far more prevalent than online music piracy.

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